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10 Tips for Picking the Best Software to Use in Your Store

By | May 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having a good product or service is important. Without something worth selling, you’re not going to keep customers for long. But even if you have the best products in your industry, if your users can’t figure out how to buy what you’re offering, they’re…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ecommerce Tricks to Make Your Product Page Photos Pop

By | May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you want to succeed in the ecommerce game, it doesn’t matter what you’re selling. Look around the internet and you’ll be able to find anything. However, once they land on your page, customers will focus on one thing, the product photo. If your…

Interviews

Greg Segall of Alyce on Bootstrapping, Giving Back, and His Biggest Mistake

By | May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Bootstrapping a startup can be hard. However, what many entrepreneurs that forego funding forget to tell you is that bootstrapping is also one of the most liberating experiences you can have as an entrepreneur. You’re free to investor meetings, financial obligations, and essentially having…

Fashion

How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

By | May 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

The Muslim fashion industry is making a buzz around the world. This industry can potentially lay claim to represent nearly 2 billion Muslims around the world. Naturally, it is a huge market segment, one that offers $200 billion estimated sales in a year and is…

Ecommerce

What More Payment Processing Options Mean for Ecommerce Startups

By | May 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

I see many of the changes in the ecommerce industry impacting what businesses will have to consider when they add or manage their payment processing systems. This is especially the case for startup founders like myself. The information presented below is based on findings from…

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Cannabis

Santa Cruz

Startup Launches Real-Time Online Cannabis Marketplace

By | May 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Individuals and medical professionals looking for cannabis online rarely know exactly how much inventory a dispensary might have at that point of time. Fortunately, one startup has changed that forever. Today, startup Jane Technologies launched the cannabis industry’s first end-to-end online marketplace, where customers can find…

Ecommerce

3 Things to Ask When Choosing an Ecommerce Platform

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

One of the crucial steps when building your store’s website is to choose an ecommerce system your site is going to host. And even if some store owners prefer to have developers creating their own platforms, the reality is that most merchants will chose…

Tips & How To’s

5 Things Your Startup Needs to Do After Launching a Website

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You’ve launched your website and the startup now has its outfacing presence to the world. According to the annual BrightLocal Consumer Review Survey of 2016, it takes less than ten reviews before the consumers form an opinion regarding a particular brand. If you hope to…

Ecommerce

7 Ecommerce Companies That Can Help You Sell More

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

Sometimes innovation comes as a paradigm shifting idea, and sometimes it comes as a simple tweak or mutation of common practices. These 7 companies bring innovation in all shapes and sizes to the world of ecommerce. Any one of them could help you sell…

Marketing

10 Ways to Generate More Sales From Your Landing Page

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When customers land on your page, you’re obviously hoping for conversions. However, if the site is too confusing or doesn’t explain what you do, it’s easy for customers to leave. After 15 years as president of a full-service digital marketing agency, the number one…

Dev & Design

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really…

Ecommerce

7 Elements of a Great Ecommerce Landing Page

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 9:15 am

A landing page is the online equivalent of a storefront in the physical world. It’s the consumer’s first impression of your business, and you have about seven seconds to grab the average web user’s attention before they navigate elsewhere. It’s imperative that you provide an…

Marketing

5 Unique Ways to Retain Your Existing Customers

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many businesses focus on reaching a new audience. While it’s always a good idea to invest your time and energy on increasing your reach, this shouldn’t be the only focus.  You should also prioritize keeping the customers you already have. This is crucial because…

Ecommerce

The 3 Biggest Trends in Artificial Intelligence for Ecommerce in 2017

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

By now we’ve realized the power of artificial intelligence is here to stay and has applications far more practical than the sci-fi robots we once envisioned a decade ago. While the robot space is indeed growing, so are the behind-the-scenes bots powering everyday life….

Ecommerce

From Commodity to Currency: The Resurrection of Gift Cards

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The method of exploiting the impulse purchasing mentality for gift cards is long outdated. In fact, according to FBIC’s 2015 report, e-gifting represents a $131 billion market. In many cases, today’s gift cards have undergone digitization, enabling retailers to easily penetrate the online shopping…

Ecommerce

3 Mistakes Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Make When Building Their Business

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Because brick and mortar stores have become secondary to online purchasing, quality websites and mobile apps have become a necessity for budding ecommerce companies. However, just because you don’t have a literal storefront doesn’t mean you can’t build your business from the ground up. We…

Startups & Apps

6 Money Saving Apps for Your Smart Shopping Lifestyle

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Finding ways to save time and money is always a good thing. And when you can find deals on travel sites, designer brands, and entertainment, it help your dollars stretch a little bit farther and saves you search time along the way. Now, you can…